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History of Faribault

An exhibit on the history of the town of Faribault, from the 19th century until today.

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History of Muslims in the US and Minnesota

Muslims in Minnesota are a diverse group that includes recent immigrants and those already established in Minnesota and they represent a variety of racial, ethnic and national backgrounds.

Hmong Religiosity and Shamanism In The Twin Cities
This exhibit explores Hmong Shamanism and related ritual practices in Minnesota.


Masjid An-Nur

During one of my site visits to Masjid An-Nur, I was outside the mosque taking pictures when an African-American woman walking by smiled at me and said, “Assalamu’ alaikum my sister.” Thinking she mistook me for someone else, I did not respond. However, a few minutes later, I received the same…

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Muslim Community Center of Minnesota

The Masjid Al-Rahman, or Muslim Community Center, is located in Bloomington, a medium sized city in Minnesota, south of Minneapolis, finding its roots in 1992 and officially opening in 1999.

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Muslim Funerals and Burials in the Twin Cities

The presence of Muslims in Minnesota can be traced back as far as the 1880s. While the history of Muslims in the state is long standing, this population remained relatively small until the 1990s with the arrival of thousands of Somali refugees. Today, Muslims represent a significant part of…

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Nile Our Savior Lutheran Church

Quietly situated among the cornfields and farmlands of southeastern Minnesota lies the city of Faribault, a town of relative ethnic and religious diversity amidst the generally homogeneous demographic landscape of rural Minnesota. While Faribault is home to significant populations of Latino and…

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Pilot Knob/Oheyawahi
Located in Dakota County, MN, Pilot Knob, or Oheyawahi as it is known by the Dakota, is an easily recognizable region of elevated terrain at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers.  Located near what is modern-day Minneapolis, Pilot Knob is a religiously and culturally significant…

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